Trying to format 4tb drive to ext4

It may have been a cable issue but it’s a usb 3.0 drive and I don’t have a spare cable

Btw. my colleagues @fzinken just pointed out: ALL smartctlcomands need to run with high priviledges so ALWAYS use sudo smartctl ... if logged in as osmc user.

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=== START OF INFORMATION SECTION ===
Device Model: WDC WD40EMAZ-51TKPB0
Serial Number: WD-WX31D49H5PTJ
LU WWN Device Id: 5 0014ee 2bbe0e106
Firmware Version: 80.00A80
User Capacity: 4,000,787,030,016 bytes [4.00 TB]
Sector Sizes: 512 bytes logical, 4096 bytes physical
Rotation Rate: 5400 rpm
Form Factor: 3.5 inches
Device is: Not in smartctl database [for details use: -P showall]
ATA Version is: ACS-3 T13/2161-D revision 5
SATA Version is: SATA 3.1, 6.0 Gb/s (current: 6.0 Gb/s)
Local Time is: Fri Sep 27 15:59:52 2019 BST
SMART support is: Available - device has SMART capability.
SMART support is: Enabled

=== START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION ===
SMART overall-health self-assessment test result: PASSED

General SMART Values:
Offline data collection status: (0x00) Offline data collection activity
was never started.
Auto Offline Data Collection: Disabled.
Self-test execution status: ( 0) The previous self-test routine completed
without error or no self-test has ever
been run.
Total time to complete Offline
data collection: ( 960) seconds.
Offline data collection
capabilities: (0x7b) SMART execute Offline immediate.
Auto Offline data collection on/off supp ort.
Suspend Offline collection upon new
command.
Offline surface scan supported.
Self-test supported.
Conveyance Self-test supported.
Selective Self-test supported.
SMART capabilities: (0x0003) Saves SMART data before entering
power-saving mode.
Supports SMART auto save timer.
Error logging capability: (0x01) Error logging supported.
General Purpose Logging supported.
Short self-test routine
recommended polling time: ( 2) minutes.
Extended self-test routine
recommended polling time: ( 8) minutes.
Conveyance self-test routine
recommended polling time: ( 2) minutes.
SCT capabilities: (0x3035) SCT Status supported.
SCT Feature Control supported.
SCT Data Table supported.

SMART Attributes Data Structure revision number: 16
Vendor Specific SMART Attributes with Thresholds:
ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME FLAG VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE UPDATED WHEN_ FAILED RAW_VALUE
1 Raw_Read_Error_Rate 0x002f 100 253 051 Pre-fail Always - 0
3 Spin_Up_Time 0x0027 232 231 021 Pre-fail Always - 3391
4 Start_Stop_Count 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 21
5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct 0x0033 200 200 140 Pre-fail Always - 0
7 Seek_Error_Rate 0x002e 200 200 000 Old_age Always - 0
9 Power_On_Hours 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 24
10 Spin_Retry_Count 0x0032 100 253 000 Old_age Always - 0
11 Calibration_Retry_Count 0x0032 100 253 000 Old_age Always - 0
12 Power_Cycle_Count 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 21
192 Power-Off_Retract_Count 0x0032 200 200 000 Old_age Always - 2
193 Load_Cycle_Count 0x0032 200 200 000 Old_age Always - 302
194 Temperature_Celsius 0x0022 106 105 000 Old_age Always - 44
196 Reallocated_Event_Count 0x0032 200 200 000 Old_age Always - 0
197 Current_Pending_Sector 0x0032 200 200 000 Old_age Always - 0
198 Offline_Uncorrectable 0x0030 100 253 000 Old_age Offline - 0
199 UDMA_CRC_Error_Count 0x0032 200 001 000 Old_age Always - 82567
200 Multi_Zone_Error_Rate 0x0008 100 253 000 Old_age Offline - 0

SMART Error Log Version: 1
No Errors Logged

SMART Self-test log structure revision number 1
No self-tests have been logged. [To run self-tests, use: smartctl -t]

SMART Selective self-test log data structure revision number 1
SPAN MIN_LBA MAX_LBA CURRENT_TEST_STATUS
1 0 0 Not_testing
2 0 0 Not_testing
3 0 0 Not_testing
4 0 0 Not_testing
5 0 0 Not_testing
Selective self-test flags (0x0):
After scanning selected spans, do NOT read-scan remainder of disk.
If Selective self-test is pending on power-up, resume after 0 minute delay.

No pending sectors, no reallocated ones: @fzinken is right to suggest to replace the USB cable.

Well question is how dmesg looks now. Is it clean?
Maybe was just bad connection?

Suggest to run a sudo smartctl -d sat --test=long /dev/sdd and the have a window with dmesg -w open to see any issues

Okay. I did that and nothing to report except it found this on another disk:

[27852.711773] EXT4-fs error (device sdc): ext4_iget:4089: inode #13107898: comm kodi.bin: checksum invalid
[27852.718071] EXT4-fs error (device sdc): ext4_iget:4089: inode #13107477: comm kodi.bin: checksum invalid

Download Hard Disk Sentinel for Windows. You can use it for a month for free, but it’s well worth paying for.

It can see through any type of interface (USB, SCSI, RAID card, etc.) and read the SMART data, and show the information in an easy to understand form. It can also run the built-in diagnostics on the drive, as has even more comprehensive tests than those.

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